MEOW Foundation Intake Assistant – STEP Summer Temporary Employment Program Temporary in Calgary, AB

MEOW Foundation

Branch Calgary AB CA

Intake Assistant – STEP Summer Temporary Employment Program
Calgary, AB

MEOW Foundation (MEOW) is seeking a post-secondary student through the Alberta Government *Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP).*….

The Position

MEOW Foundation (MEOW) is seeking a post-secondary student through the Alberta Government Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The successful candidate cares deeply about the welfare of cats, is passionate about the goals, mission and vision of MEOW Foundation, enjoys working in the non-profit sector and is looking for a sense of personal fulfillment in the area of animal welfare.

This is a full time position located at our Adoption Centre in NE Calgary. The term of employment is 16 weeks from May 5 to August 24, 2018. The standard hours of work are 37.5 hours per week: Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Working under the direction of the Intake and Adoption Manager, the successful individual will assist in the delivery of daily care to cats entering the MEOW Adoption Centre, as well as various other assigned tasks including but not limited to feeding, cleaning, veterinary appointments, socialization, database entry, detailed record keeping, managing delivery of supply orders, proper storage, provision of required supplies to MEOW caregivers and foster homes, humane trapping and admission of rescued cats and kittens.

Working Conditions: Working conditions require exposure to high levels of dust, animal fur, dander, and animal waste, zoonotic disease, cleaning chemicals, wet floors, indoor and outdoor work, and on occasion, unpredictable animals. On a daily basis this position requires the incumbent to sit, pull, push, crouch, stand, bend, scoop, carry, walk, kneel, reach overhead, lift and carry 50 pounds.


Previous experience working with animals is an asset, combined with demonstrated judgement, good interpersonal and communication skills at all level in the organization and with the public. Creating a positive, productive environment and demonstrated success in organizing multiple tasks, delivering results on time, follow through on assigned tasks with minimal supervision, making effective time management decisions and working collaboratively with others to get the job done is essential. Computer literacy, a valid Alberta driver’s license, an insured vehicle and a willingness to drive throughout Calgary are required.

This position is available to eligible post-secondary students:

  • At least 15 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Resides or attend school in Alberta with an Alberta address
  • Returning to high school or a post-secondary institution no later than November 1, 2018
  • Must be enrolled in a program that will result in a Certificate, Diploma or Degree.
  • Is available for full-time summer employment

About MEOW: Established in 2000, MEOW Foundation is a cat-specific registered not-for-profit organization with a no-kill mandate. MEOW is the only organization in Calgary that offers three foundational programs. Our Rescue and Adoption Program provides food, shelter and medical care to stray and abandoned cats in Calgary, and facilitates their adoption into new, loving, permanent homes. MEOW also offers a subsidized Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) for Calgarian’s in-need to assist with the cost of spay and neuter and a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Program for feral cats. Through our programs, we advocate for responsible, compassionate animal care and assist over 2500 cats each year. MEOW is a well-respected member of the animal rescue and services community in Calgary and works closely with other local and Alberta based groups to change the lives and provide a future for abandoned and mistreated companion animals.

Compensation :

$15.00 per hour

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

Information about MEOW Foundation is available at www.meowfoundation.com

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-04
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